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In brief: Wishing Star will get friends’ goats

Thu., April 7, 2011

SPOKANE COUNTY – Wishing Star Foundation volunteers will surprise members of the Spokane community during the annual Send a Friend a Goat fundraiser from Monday through next Friday.

For a $50 donation to Wishing Star, people in Spokane will have the opportunity to play a joke on a friend or co-worker by sending a kid goat to their office or home. The recipient will be asked to make a donation to Wishing Star to pay for the goat’s removal.

Wishing Star will also have a carnival on April 16 at A to Z Rentals, 10903 E. Sprague Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will include craft projects, a bounce castle, cotton candy, balloons and the goats from the fundraiser.

For more information, visit www.wishing or call Sarah Carpenter at (509) 744-3411or email

Event will match soups, bowls

EMERSON/GARFIELD – Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St., will host the third annual Bountiful Bowls on April 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bowls may be purchased from the ceramics shop and soup may be purchased from a number of different restaurants and also includes salad, bread and dessert.

The event will also include a rummage sale. Among items for sale are furniture, collectibles, household items, tools, kitchen appliances, glassware and books.

For more information call (509) 325-5451.

Riverfront Park deal ends Sunday

RIVERSIDE – The early bird discount sale for Riverfront Park’s summer season passes will be available until Sunday.

Passes include unlimited admission to the IMAX, miniature golf and the park’s amusement rides.

The early bird price is $39.95 and tickets may be purchased online at spokaneriverfront

For more information, call (509) 625-6601.

Program includes concert for kids

SPOKANE VALLEY – A program targeting parents with children ages 3 and younger kicks off a campaign with “Tiny Tot Rock” on Saturday at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event will include a free concert with the kids’ band, The Not-Its, along with activities for parents, babies and toddlers that focus on how to add more love, talk and play into their daily routine.

The program is part of the statewide campaign, “Love. Talk. Play.” It’s one of many Our Kids: Our Business events in the Spokane area this month.

For more information, visit

Help wanted for Feed Medical Lake

MEDICAL LAKE – Volunteers are needed for Feed Medical Lake, a free soup and sandwich meal that will take place once a month in Medical Lake to help families in need. The program is similar to Feed Cheney at United Church of Christ on the last Monday of each month.

To find out more about volunteering, call Joanna Williams at (509) 299-6615 or email

Party meeting open to public

NORTHWEST – The 6th Legislative District Democratic meeting will be on Tuesday at the Shadle Park Library, 4327 N. Ash St., at 6 p.m. Registration will begin at 5:30.

Valerie Brady Rongey, vice president of the Washington State Democratic Party, will have vote-builder training.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Fairways golfers to host spring dinner

CHENEY – The Fairways Ladies Golf Club will hold its spring dinner next Thursday in the clubhouse at Fairways Golf Course, 9810 Four Lakes Golf Club, at 5:30 p.m.

The Fairways Ladies play each Thursday and are welcome to play nine or 18 holes. All skill levels are welcome.

Reservations for dinner are requested by Friday. To make reservations call (509) 747-8418.

For information, email Lisa at

Temple raises $2,000 for Japan relief efforts

EAST CENTRAL – The Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry, has announced it raised $2,085 for the Buddhist Churches of America Social Welfare Fund. The money will be combined with donations from other temples throughout the country to benefit disaster relief in Japan.

The temple raised the funds during a special Seventh Memorial Service seven days after the tsunami and earthquake in Japan on March 11.


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